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Location DB > United States > New York > Witherbee > Belfry Mountain
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Belfry Mountain
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 Database Info
created by Samurai on 9/5/2007 10:11 PM
last modified by Samurai on 9/5/2007 10:20 PM
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 Basic Information
Type: Active/Abandoned
Status: Active/Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
Fisher Hill Road
Witherbee , New York
United States
Owner: New York State/ Essex County Emergency Management
 Hazards
  • are you afraid of heights?
  •  Interesting Features

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     Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • binoculars
  • gloves
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    Belfry Mountain takes you back to the days before weather satellites and high technology. Belfry was an outpost for forest rangers watching out for forest fires. At the top of this mountain was a fire tower and ranger cabin looking in at the eastern foothills of the Adirondacks. The firetowers were a common sight until the late 1960s, early 1970s when, one by one, they began to disappear. Currently, there are only a few left in the Adirondacks.

    Just before the tower, New York State and Essex County Emergency Management maintain a transmitter site for radio traffic. Currently, this ancient radio equipment has come under scrutiny due to the fact that it is so far out of date. No one wants to pay to replace the equipment out of their budgets, so the county makes due with the equipment. As a result, there are several 'dead' spots where there is no radio contact for State Police, Sheriffs' Department, County Fire/Emergency control and even cellphone traffic.
     Media Coverage
    http://www.frontiernet.net/~adktower/
    http://www.masterpieces.com/places1.htm
    http://www.gobackt...new_york_state.htm

     Future Plans
    the tower is somewhat maintained and the steps to the top are sturdy. On a windy day, it takes a stronger stomach than mine to not get nervous as it sways back and forth
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    Belfry- September 2007
    Wed, Sep 5th, 2007
    posted by Samurai
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Darkwolf on 10/10/2007 4:29 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Oct 10 07 at 16:29, Darkwolf validated this location
  • on Sep 10 07 at 19:01, Samurai made this location public
  • on Sep 5 07 at 22:29, Samurai made this location available
  • on Sep 5 07 at 22:28, Samurai updated gallery picture Belfry_14.jpg
  • on Sep 5 07 at 22:28, Samurai updated gallery picture Belfry_13.jpg
  • on Sep 5 07 at 22:28, Samurai updated gallery picture Belfry_12.jpg
  • on Sep 5 07 at 22:27, Samurai updated gallery picture Belfry_11.jpg
  • on Sep 5 07 at 22:27, Samurai updated gallery picture Belfry_10.jpg
  • on Sep 5 07 at 22:27, Samurai updated gallery picture Belfry_9.jpg
  • on Sep 5 07 at 22:26, Samurai updated gallery picture Belfry_8.jpg
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